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Tell All--ISA Browns

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by smith2, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. smith2

    smith2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 5, 2008
    Paris, TN
    Does anyone have ISA browns and what can you tell me about them?
  2. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2008
    I have them they are awsome layers not much meat they lay huge eggs.
    I like them.
  3. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2008
    Cypress, Texas
    i have one, she is very friendly and gives me an egg a day! i also love their coloring!
  4. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    What does ISA stand for?
  5. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Mid west Michigan
    They are one of the best production hybrids.
  6. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2008
    Cranbrook, BC, Canada
    I had lots of IsaBrowns over the years, they are nice birds, a bit too dominant for my taste though. They think they are bigger then any of my other birds, wether its the geese, scovies or the turkeys, if it comes to close they get challenged to a fight by the Isa.

    Also all my egg eaters I ever had were Isabrowns, never any of my other breeds, always the Isas.
  7. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I started with 3 ISA Browns. I loved them, they were GREAT, but only 1 is left now due to internal laying issues and she's doin' it too, just hasn't died yet [​IMG] (She doesn't seem unhappy, but clearly has it goin' on). Personality-wise and laying-wise, I would very highly recommend them. I doubt my experiences with their lifespan are especially typical, tho I'll be darned if I can see anything I'm doing wrong (they don't get supplemental winter light, not fat, very healthy otherwise, etc etc etc)

    I did a little page on ISA Browns, including the origin of the name, at

  8. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Quote:OOOO PAT [​IMG]
  9. KrisRose

    KrisRose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2007
    Davison, MI.
    I hav'nt lost a ISA to egg binding yet, but it is a constant problem. I consider myself and my friend, Chickflick, to be lucky that these hens have made it to 1.5 years. They lay jumbo eggs but they are not that big of a bird.
    Otherwise, excellant laying hens and friendly.

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